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Activities & Crafts

Winter Holiday Crafts for Kids

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Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and wintertime with these great holiday crafts for kids!

Christmas Crafts

miniMini Christmas Lights

Use Q-Tips to make a string of mini Christmas lights for various decorative purposes.

thumbprintThumbprint Christmas Lights

Make your own Christmas lights with just a little paint!

wreathPaper Bag Wreath

Decorate your home AND get rid of old paper bags.

ornamentPopsicle Stick Tree Ornament

Use Popsicle sticks to create your own ornaments to hang on your tree.

garlandCoffee Filter Holiday Garland

Create a festive holiday garland with simple, inexpensive materials.

Hanukkah Crafts

dreidelDIY Dreidels

For a Hanukkah craft that is also a Hanukkah game, make your own dreidels out of bottle caps.

menorahCardboard Menorah

make a fun Hanukkah menorah for kid’s (or adult’s!) that can be customized in many ways.

pastaPasta Menorah

Experiment with different kinds of pasta to make your perfect menorah!

Kwanzaa Crafts

Cardboard Kinara

Learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and make a traditional Kinara.

Non-Denominational Crafts

Holiday Lanterns

Light up the night with recycled cardboard tubes and add a lovely and safe lantern to your holiday décor.

globesHomemade Snow Globes

Make it snow all year-round with these DIY snow globes!

Holiday Star Garland

Decorate the kids’ rooms with these adorable garlands made from cookie cutters!

flakeHomemade Snowflakes

Create a winter wonderland in your home by making decorative snowflakes.

mittensMitten Letter Scramble

For a craft that’s fun and educational, play this snow mitten letter scramble.

  • Lucy G.

    I want to do ALL of these!!!

  • Veronica Rodriguez Billini

    Such great ideas for the holidays! I think it’s a good plan to have some crafting ideas ready so your kids have something to do while their off school during the holidays.

    Check out some more kids holiday crafting ideas here at

    Let me know what you think!

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